Spanish American War

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Today, Cuba and America sometimes struggle with diplomatic relations, but did you know that America went to war against Spain to free Cuba? Learners examine many interesting facts related to the Spanish American War using an informative resource. They read about a variety of events, view images from the time such as the cruiser Atlanta, and view artifacts in a digital display.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip your class by assigning one event on the website, such as the Filipino-American War, for learners to write an essay about in more depth
  • Ask pupils to present a short speech about each artifact, as though they are presenting to colleagues at a conference 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a device with an Internet connection or a printable version of the resource
  • Uses journal articles and maps from the time period as a part of the graphics portion, keeping the image content fresh 
  • Breaks each section into a passage, images, and the artifacts to scaffold learning
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